Young Adult Yoga Workshop
Time & Location
About the Event
Age: 10 to 14 years old (age may vary depending on interest)
Contact us for a family rate (20% off) if you have two or more family members joining.
($60 discount for Spira annual members use promo code YAYoga2021 to activate discount - only for 12-month autopay contract or annual members)
Heads up on Schedule:
Sundays March 21 through April 25th (skip 4/4 for Easter) 1 pm -3 pm
***This workshop will be online via zoom. We will email you the link 20 minutes before class
About this Workshop Series
Spira and Young Adult Yoga (YAY) will offer a 5 week series of workshops. YAY’s mission is to teach the everyday practice of the Eight Limbs of Yoga to inspire healthy habits, resiliency, and kindness in young adults. Each workshop will include physical practice, a fun 8 Limbs focused activity, as well as, time for reflection, breathwork, and meditation. All abilities are welcome!
Week 1: Intro to Yoga
Week 2: The Yamas (Social Responsibilities)
Week 3: The Niyamas (Self-compassion and care)
Week 4: Breath/Meditation/Focus
Week 5: Oneness/Trusting your inner-self/Last Day Ceremony and Reflection
Why yoga for young adults?
· Great physical workout based in building core strength and mobility
· Promotes healthy eating and lifestyle habits
· Nurtures self -acceptance, and ability to develop meaningful relationships
· Increases self-awareness
· Practices regulating thoughts and feelings in a productive way
· Teaches how to calm the mind, ease anxiety, and improve focus
Neuropsychiatrists know that resiliency and kindness are developed and strengthened in the ability of the child’s brain to practice reflection of thoughts and feelings and engage in compassionate relationships.
Do you have questions? Write us at YAYworkshops@gmail.com
If this sounds like it would be beneficial for the young adult in your family, but you are working with a restricted budget, please let us know. Our goal is to make yoga accessible to everyone while also ensuring businesses like Spira survive these challenging financial times.
About the Teachers
Kristen Tollini, Founder of Young Adult Yoga, LLC and Registered Yoga Teacher at Spira, is excited to merge her more recent love of Yoga with her 25 years of experience as a licensed mental health therapist and health advocate. Kristen has served as a child behavioral consultant, a community outreach child and family therapist, clinical supervisor of a therapeutic afterschool program at Johns Hopkins Hospital, and is currently active in the field of health advocacy. Her passion is teaching younger members of our community the skills to care for their physical and mental health.
Cait McCloskey, Lead Teacher at Young Adult Yoga and Registered Yoga Teacher at Spira, is looking forward to sharing her 20 years of Yoga practice with the children and young adults of this community. Cait has experience teaching in the preschool setting, as well as, coaching youth gymnastics. Cait dedicated a good part of her life training as a gymnast and knows the importance of nutrition and psychology in sports and in life. Since the start of her yoga teacher journey, she knew her passion resonated with bringing Yoga, Mindfulness, and Meditation to young yogis.
“Suppose you read about a pill that you could take once a day to reduce anxiety and increase your contentment. Would you take it? Suppose further that the pill has a great variety of side effects, all of them good: increased self-esteem, empathy, and trust; it even improves memory. Suppose, finally, that the pill is all natural and costs nothing. Now would you take it? The pill exists. It is meditation.” – Jonathan Haidt
Yoga- and meditation-based lifestyle intervention increases neuroplasticity and reduces severity of major depressive disorder: A randomized controlled trial
Yoga for Children and Young People’s Mental Health and Well-Being: Research Review and Reflections on the Mental Health Potentials of Yoga